Lydia Walpole
Lydia Walpole
digital operation and performance director
Costain

A Chartered civil engineer by background, Lydia’s career has included both the site engineering and project management of multi-disciplinary teams on complex infrastructure. 3 years ago she took an opportunity to lead the digital transformation of Costain’s technology business and is now Digital Operations & Performance Director overseeing the Operational Technology, IT and Advisory business units. Lydia combines her construction knowledge with a digital and technology perspective and is passionate about encouraging others to recognise the value in digitally optimising their contracts to become safer, greener, faster, more efficient and ultimately, future-proofing the industry. Lydia is a member of the ICE Data & Digital Community Advisory Board, won the prestigious 2015 European WICE awards for Best Young Woman in Construction, and is a Freeman of the City of London with the Worshipful Company of Constructors. In 2019 she completed an MBA with the University of Surrey.